Minister Fast Appoints New Member to Export Development Canada Board of Directors

April 22, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced the appointment of Lindsay Gordon to the board of directors of Export Development Canada (EDC). The appointment is for three years.

Mr. Gordon, of Vancouver, British Columbia, is an experienced financial services executive. He served 25 years with HSBC Bank of Canada, including as president and chief executive officer from 2003 to 2013 and chief operating officer from 1999 to 2003. He first joined HSBC Bank of Canada in 1987, after serving a decade with EDC.

Working with other government partners and under Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, EDC encourages trade by supporting Canadian businesses expanding into new markets and identifying opportunities that play to Canada’s strengths.

Quick Facts

  • EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.
  • EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 7,100 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 175 markets worldwide each year.
  • EDC is financially self sustaining and a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.
  • EDC reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Trade.

Quotes

“I am pleased that Lindsay Gordon has joined the board. The broad and deep experience he brings will ensure EDC continues to support Canadian firms as they grow and prosper.

“Under the Global Markets Action Plan, the Harper government continues to open markets and create jobs and opportunities with the most ambitious pro-trade plan in Canada’s history. EDC plays a key role in supporting Canadian companies—including small and medium-sized enterprises—succeed in today’s competitive global economy.”

- Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade

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Shannon Gutoskie
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade
613-992-7332

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Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
343-203-7700
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